Your Accessories Are About To Get Even More Outrageous

By Alyssa Coscarelli

We thought the accessories at Fashion Week couldn’t get more outrageous than they did last season. Yet again, we were wrong. But this year, these outfit-finishers are over-the-top in a different way: Instead of being insanely embellished or oddly-shaped or -sized, the accessories for spring 2018 are more pared back — but also more divisive. They’re the kind of pieces that’ll either leave you desperate to get your hands on them, or make you dig your feet into the ground and refuse to play fashion’s games any longer.

From cowboy boots to bucket hats, these trends are sure to divide the industry into two clear “for” and “against” camps. And that’s why they’re so great. Click on to see the reigning add-ons thus far, and be sure to check this space for even more as London, Milan, and Paris commence. But, fair warning: You will either love them or loathe them.

Do-Not-Disturb Sun Hats
Bring the drama to the beach.


Ashley Williams

Creatures of Comfort

Extra-Long Fringe Bags
It should be fun dragging these on the city streets.



Calvin Klein

The One-Inch Belt
Wear it on everything from a high-waisted pant to an evening gown.

Alessandra Rich

Adam Selman


See-Through Shoes
Bonus: They’re waterproof.



Alexander Wang

Statement Socks
Don’t even show up this spring if you’re not wearing a bold sock — it felt like nearly every show was styled with a colorful pair.

Miu Miu



The Pumped-Up Athletic Shoe
Luxury labels are catching on to the allure of a chunky, borderline-orthopedic sneaker.

Louis Vuitton


Marc Jacobs

The Rectangular Cat-Eye
Slightly more wearable than the matrix-style super-skinny sunglasses we’ve been seeing everywhere.

Ashley Williams

Acne Studios

Anya Hindmarch

Bucket Hats
Vacation, all I ever wanted. Pair these nostalgic toppers with all the tropical prints we’re seeing and, boom, you’ve got the tourist look down pat (and sun protection, to boot!).

Michael Kors


Rosie Assoulin

Ride ‘Em, Cowboy
Sorry, cute, metallic ankle booties and kitten heels. It’s time to make room in your closet for a pair of very Western boots, awkward calf-height and all.

Calvin Klein

Helmut Lang


Fanny Packs
No longer can you avoid the waist bag. This season, it’s all about matching your fanny pack’s print to your outfit.

Creatures of the Wind

Marc Jacobs

Tory Burch

Corsets & Bustiers
If you’re asking yourself, “It’s 2017, why are we still wearing corsets,” well, we might have the answer here.

Alexander Wang

Simon Miller


Thong Sandals
There’s about to be something between toes, whether you like it or not.

Tory Burch

3.1 Phillip Lim

Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors

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